You will be conducting research on a current U.S. foreign policy issue. You will create a presentation about your issue using Powerpoint, Google Slides, Prezi, or some other presentation making software. Aside from your presentation you will also be writing a letter to a U.S. politician about your topic including your stance and a recommendation for action. You are encouraged to send this letter to a politician you choose but are not required to do so. Your letter needs to be at least 500-1000 words. Below are some issues to choose from if you do not have one of your own and following are resources to help you write your paper.
- Click on the link in the Red Box to view the Project Rubrics for this project.
Issues you may choose from, but you may choose a foreign policy issue of your own:
- Foreign Drone Strikes
- Nuclear Weapons in Iran
- Nuclear Weapons in North Korea
- Somali/Nigerian Pirates
- Drug Cartels-Mexico
- Climate Change
- US in Afghanistan
- Food Security
- Sex Trafficking
When making your presentation, include answers to the following: What are the current events associated with the issue you chose? How does the issue affect the U.S.? What is the U.S. doing about it currently? What is the President’s stance regarding the issue? Does the issue have partisan sides? Which party is in support of it and which against, if so?
Remember to write in your own words and in complete sentences.
Please write your letter in MLA format, and follow the standard five paragraph essay model. Your essay should have an introduction paragraph, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph. If you need help with how to write an essay in MLA format or the five paragraph model, please refer to the following links:
- MLA: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
- 5 Paragraphs: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/five_par.htm
You must use at least 2 credible sources other than your textbook and provide a Works Cited page with your sources. Failure to include a Works Cited page will result in a rejected assignment.